Publications

Creating Better Towns Workbook

A workbook for use in conjunction with the Didobi Better Towns Aide-Memoire  to help users deliver a vision, strategy and well thought out plan for their town. The workbook forms part of the Didobi and Partners Better Towns Masterclass where it is supplied as a hard copy along with the…
Matthew Hopkinson
11th January 2019
Publications

Creating Better Towns Aide-Memoire

An aide-memoire for Councils and stakeholders in towns that identifies and clearly defines best practice, methodologies and the key ingredient for Creating Better Towns, a Didobi Masterclass. "The Local Government Association welcomes this aide-memoire, designed to support the Creating Better Towns masterclass programme that Didobi have been running on behalf…
Matthew Hopkinson
7th January 2019
Culture

Are your people P.E.O.P.L.E.?

August is for many people a quieter work month or one where you take some well-deserved holiday, farmers excepted! As such I thought I would pen a few words on one of my passions in life which is people. Throughout my life I have enjoyed meeting and working with people…
Matthew Hopkinson
13th August 2018
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Why Westminster can’t save the UK high street

Guest blog by Bill Grimsey. First appeared in Daily Telegraph on 4th July 2018 when #GrimseyReview2 was launched at the Local Government Association conference in Birmingham, UK. Matthew Hopkinson was a co-author. The review is available to download from https://www.didobi.com/the-grimsey-review/   Big levers in Whitehall can’t stop the retail bloodbath, argues…
Matthew Hopkinson
4th July 2018